Meet the judges for 2023


Tony Stewart


Tony lives in Templeton on the outskirts of CHCH. He is a working professional photographer, with over 23 years full time experience.

His work is mostly commercial and events, with wedding and fine art providing some variety. Documentary, astro and landscape photography are genres he often explores as part of personal projects. In 2018 he was named as a Grand Master of New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

He was previously Chair of Canterbury Westland branch of NZIPP, was on NZIPP Honours council for 5 yrs helping run their awards programme, co-author and project co-ordinator of the NZIPP-RSA WWII Veterans Project, and is a current NZIPP judge across multiple award categories.

He has numerous award accolades to his name, including NZIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2018. 

Janyne Fletcher

 Janyne Fletcher’s distinctive, beautiful works blend the stories of Central Otago landscapes and people. Framed by her artistic instincts, she constructs a canvas of moments and memories—evocative, reflective, compelling. It’s more than simply documenting what she sees. It’s a candid imprint of thoughts and feelings. 

Janyne has had a long connection with photography and she has been inspired to branch out from a traditional photography business to the area of creative fine art and landscape photography. Janyne edits, prints and frames all of her own work and she regards this process of “playing” with different media, mounts and framing as an integral part of her creative process.

Janyne’s contemporary and creative photography has earned her a number of nationally recognised distinctions. Her consistent approach to producing award winning photography has meant that she has been recognised as a Grand Master of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) and in 2022 she was named NZIPP Landscape (Open) Photographer of the Year 

Janyne sells her work from her workshop and gallery on the main street of Ranfurly, a small rural town in Central Otago.   This is very much a working gallery and an approachable but professional space that reflects her relaxed approach to life and living in New Zealand.  Buying or not, Janyne likes to show customers artworks they might enjoy, creating the best possible experience and sharing the provenance of Central Otago.


John Foster

Bio yet to come 

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